British Records: Colonial Office

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General Series (microfilm and copies)

Letters and other documents concerning the colony at Roanoke Island; plans for settlement in the 1630s under the charter granted to Sir  Robert Heath; the grant of Carolina to the Lords Proprietors and their administration of the colony; Culpeper's Rebellion; trade.

America and West Indies: North Carolina, Original Correspondence, Board of Trade and Secretary of State (microfilm and copies)

This large and highly diverse series is comprised of letters, reports, returns, petitions, memorials, proclamations, acts, journals, minutes,  orders in Council, instructions, commissions, warrants, patents, shipping returns, and printed material (newspapers, etc.). Among the most valuable documents are the letters and reports from governors to the secretary of state and Board of Trade. Topics include naval and maritime matters; trade; proprietary government; courts of vice admiralty; collection of customs; immigration; tobacco; naval stores; piracy; Indians; officeholding; wars, including the American Revolution; Loyalists; the Heath grant and various claimants thereunder; boundaries;  landholding; westward expansion; postal service; currency; taxation;  Culpeper's Rebellion; Cary's Rebellion; etc.

America and the West Indies: Miscellaneous (microfilm)

These records mainly comprise lists of acts passed by colonial assemblies, including that of North Carolina. Sometimes included are brief comments by British authorities on various aspects of the acts. Also in this series is a treatise on the claims of Great Britain to North America.

America and the West Indies: Carolina, Entry Book of Commissions, Instructions, etc. (microfilm)

These records relate to the lords proprietors' governance of North and South Carolina, and comprise correspondence, commissions, instructions, financial accounts, minutes of meetings of the proprietary board, a few statutes, and the like. Includes several items relating to proprietary government in the Bahama Islands.

America and West Indies: North Carolina, Original Correspondence, Board of Trade and Secretary of State (microfilm)

This large and highly diverse series is comprised of letters, reports, returns, petitions, memorials, proclamations, acts, journals, minutes, orders in Council, instructions, commissions, warrants, patents, shipping returns, and printed material (newspapers, etc.). Among the most valuable documents are the letters and reports from governors to the secretary of state and Board of Trade. Topics include naval and maritime matters; trade; proprietary government; courts of vice admiralty; collection of customs; immigration; tobacco; naval stores;  piracy; Indians; officeholding; wars, including the American Revolution; Loyalists; the Heath grant and various claimants thereunder; boundaries; landholding; westward expansion; postal service; currency; taxation; Culpeper's Rebellion; Cary's Rebellion; etc.

America and West Indies: North Carolina, Entry Books of Letters, Instructions, Warrants, Commissions, Patents, etc. (microfilm)

Entrybook copies of various records relating exclusively to North  Carolina: lists of land grants; commissions and instructions to  governors; letters from the Board of Trade and secretary of state to  governors and various governmental offices in London.

America and West Indies: North Carolina, Acts (microfilm)

Statutes passed by the General Assembly during the royal period.

America and West Indies: North Carolina, Sessional Papers (microfilm)

Journals of the Council and General Assembly during the royal period.

America and West Indies: South Carolina, Original Correspondence, Board of Trade and Secretary of State (microfilm and copies)

Letters, reports, returns, petitions, memorials, proclamations, orders in Council, and printed material (newspapers, etc.). Topics include naval and maritime matters; trade; proprietary government; collection  of customs; immigration; piracy; Indians; officeholding; wars, including  the American Revolution; Loyalists.

America and West Indies: South Carolina, Shipping Returns (microfilm)

The folios in this series contain one or more vessels related to North Carolina in at least one of the following ways: entered from/cleared for, built/registered and/or owned there.

America and West Indies: Georgia, Original Correspondence, Board of Trade and Secretary of State (microfilm)

Miscellaneous correspondence.

America and West Indies: Maryland, Shipping Returns (microfilm)

The folios in this series contain one or more vessels related to North Carolina in at least one of the following ways: entered from/cleared for, built/registered and/or owned there.

America and West Indies: Massachusetts, Shipping Returns (microfilm)

The folios in this series contain one or more vessels related to North Carolina in at least one of the following ways: entered from/cleared for, built/registered and/or owned there.

America and West Indies: New Hampshire, Shipping Returns (microfilm)

The folios in this series contain one or more vessels related to North Carolina in at least one of the following ways: entered from/cleared for, built/registered and/or owned there.

America and West Indies: New Jersey, Shipping Returns (microfilm)

The folios in this series contain one or more vessels related to North Carolina in at least one of the following ways: entered from/cleared for, built/registered and/or owned there.

America and West Indies: New York, Shipping Returns (microfilm)

The folios in this series contain one or more vessels related to North Carolina in at least one of the following ways: entered from/cleared for, built/registered and/or owned there.

America and West Indies: Proprieties, Original Correspondence, Board of Trade and Secretary of State (microfilm)

Correspondence, addresses, memoranda, petitions, etc.

America and West Indies: Virginia, Original Correspondence, Board of Trade and Secretary of State (microfilm and copies)

Letters, reports, returns, petitions, memorials, proclamations, orders in Council, etc. Topics include naval and maritime matters; trade; proprietary government; courts of vice admiralty; collections of  customs; immigration; tobacco; naval stores; piracy; Indians; officeholding; wars, including the American Revolution; Loyalists.

America and West Indies: Virginia, Shipping Returns (microfilm)

The folios in this series contain one or more vessels related to North Carolina in at least one of the following ways: entered from/cleared for, built/registered and/or owned there.

Bahamas, Original Correspondence, Board of Trade and Secretary of State (microfilm and copies)

Mainly correspondence, but including also accounts of trading ships entering and clearing ports, petitions, affidavits, Admiralty Court proceedings, accounts of land grants. Topics include piracy, trade, the American Revolution, Loyalists.

Bahamas, Shipping and Other Returns (microfilm)

The folios in this series contain one or more vessels related to North Carolina in at least one of the following ways: entered from/cleared for, built/registered and/or owned there.

Barbadoes, Shipping and Other Returns (microfilm and copies)

The folios in this series contain one or more vessels related to North Carolina in at least one of the following ways: entered from/cleared  for, built/registered and/or owned there.

Grenada, Shipping Returns (microfilm)

The folios in this series contain one or more vessels related to North Carolina in at least one of the following ways: entered from/cleared for, built/registered and/or owned there.

Jamaica, Shipping Returns (microfilm and copies)

The folios in this series contain one or more vessels related to North Carolina in at least one of the following ways: entered from/cleared for, built/registered and/or owned there.

Leeward Islands, Shipping Returns (microfilm)

The folios in this series contain one or more vessels related to North Carolina in at least one of the following ways: entered from/cleared for, built/registered and/or owned there.

Colonies General, Original Correspondence, Board of Trade and Secretary of State (microfilm amd copies)

This series is comprised of letters, reports, petitions, etc., usually concerning more than one colony. Topics of relevance to North Carolina  include currency and coinage; trade and shipping, including violation  of the acts of trade, and collection of debts in the colonies; Indians; naval matters; proprietary government; transportation of convicts; war and defense; piracy and privateering; production of naval stores, tobacco, potash, iron and steel, etc.; officeholding; postal service; naturalization; legislation; religion.

Colonies General, Entry Books of Commissions, Instructions, Petitions, Grants, Orders in Council, Warrants, Letters, Etc. (microfilm)

This series consists largely of entry book copies of letters (including) circulars), reports, petitions, orders in council, commissions,  instructions, warrants, etc., concerning one or more colonies. Subjects relating to North Carolina include trade; piracy; naval stores; customs collection; officeholding; courts of vice admiralty; tobacco; proprietary government; warfare; judicial appeals; postal service; defense; currency  and coinage; Indians; taxation; landholding; naval matters; immigration  and naturalization; colonial legislation; religion; colonial  manufactures; Daniel Coxe's claim to "Carolana"; transportation of  convicts.

Registers, Indexes, Etc. of Correspondence (microfilm)

An index.

Board of Trade (Commercial), Original Correspondence (microfilm and copies)

This series pertains mainly to matters concerning trade, and consists of letters, reports, petitions, memorials, returns. Topics relating to North Carolina include naval stores, tobacco, rice, and other commodities; shipping; collection of customs duties; slavery; privateers; convoys and other naval matters.

Board of Trade (Commercial), Entry Books of Commissions, Instructions, Petitions, Correspondence, Orders in Council, etc. (microfilm)

This series consists of entry book copies of letters, reports, petitions, memorials, returns, orders in council, commissions, instructions, proclamations, warrants, etc., concerning trade. Subjects relating to North Carolina include immigration; proprietary government; postal service; piracy; defense; shipping; convoys and other naval matters; tobacco, naval stores, rice, and other commodities; slavery; courts of vice admiralty; legislation.

Board of Trade (Commercial), Miscellaneous (microfilm and copies)

This series consists mainly of statistical tabulations of colonial exports and imports. Subjects relating to North Carolina include tobacco, naval stores, rice, skins, leather goods, silks, woolens; slavery; courts of vice admiralty; naval matters.

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